#EachforEqual: Equality is not a women’s issue
At its root, women’s rights is a human rights issue. The struggle for a more equal world for men and women doesn’t just rest on the shoulders of a few. Unknowingly the disadvantage women face on a day-to-day basis affects all people whether man or woman. It is for this reason that women’s rights ought to be advocated for and sought to be respected by everyone regardless of gender.
Globally, there are celebrations such as the International Women’s Day and National Women’s Month that are held annually. For 2020, these celebrations are bannered by the theme #EachforEqual. Recognizing the importance of individual action, #EachforEqual is anchored on the responsibility of everyone, man or woman, to be accountable for one’s own thoughts and actions – all day, every day.
One doesn’t have to be a gender advocate in order to spark change in the community. Everyone can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations, and celebrate women’s achievements in one way or another.
At Capital, gender equality is a concrete idea in practice both in our office and stores. Whether it’s in employment or in ideas, women play a big role in shaping Capital into the premier sneaker store that it is today. We are proud to be a company that practices what we preach as seen in the number of women in our team, but more importantly in the significance of their ideas and thoughts in the things we do.
It is also through the women in Capital that we have been able to reach out to organizations such as the DSWD Sanctuary Center which cares for women who are afflicted with mental illnesses and have been neglected by their own families and communities. We are proud of the progress we have made with our adopted community. It fills our heart with much joy and fulfillment to see the smiles and hear the laughs of these women.
What do you do to champion women’s rights in your family and community? Think about it and start doing it today.